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Rag Radio with Thorne DreyerRag Radio 2013-12-13 - Texas Criminal Justice Blogger & Prison Reform Activist Scott Henson (December 13, 2013)

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Scott Henson runs the influential Texas criminal justice blog, Grits for Breakfast ("Welcome to Texas justice: You might beat the rap, but you won't beat the ride."). He is a former journalist turned opposition researcher/political consultant and public policy researcher. Henson also works as a consultant for the Innocence Project of Texas where he lobbies the Texas Legislature for expanded compensation for exonerees, reforms in eyewitness identification procedures, corroboration for jailhouse snitches, expanded access to habeas corpus writs, and other public-policy reforms.

Henson helped found the alternative magazine, Polemicist, at the University of Texas, and was an associate editor at the Texas Observer. He has worked as a researcher for political campaigns, a technical writer for government agencies and nonprofits, a data specialist at the Texas State Medicaid Office, and a contract researcher for environmental groups like the Sierra Club and Save Our Springs Alliance. Henson co-founded the Sunshine Project for Police Accountability, which successfully campaigned for Austin's police monitor and oversight board, and has worked with the ACLU and the Texas Electronic Privacy Commission.

Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: ragradio@koop.org. Running time: 55:28.

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Artist/Composer: Rag Radio with Thorne Dreyer
Date: 2013-12-13
Keywords: Rag Radio; Thorne Dreyer; Scott Henson; Grits for Breakfast; Criminal Justice; Criminal Justice Reformers; Bloggers; Texas Activists; Innocence Project; Prison Reform; Texas Prisons; Electronic Privacy

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